Reversing Camera Kits to improve Vehicle Safety

cab camera monitor

Supply and Fit in Shropshire and Mid Wales :
Supply and Installation of Camera Kits for
HGV & PSV Commercial Vehicles - Vans - Minibus - Taxi - Construction Plant and Agricultural Machinery

Reversing camera systems can aid the driver's vision during manoeuvering and parking.
Driver observation aids increase visual identification of hazards in blindspot areas improving worker and pedestrian safety.
A reversing camera positioned to view a towbar hitch can make coupling to a trailer or caravan easier.
Reversing and truck side camera kits have been used in the road transport industry for a number of years to help reduce risk of collision damage and reduce fleet operating costs.
Haulier membership of Fleet Operator Safety Compliance Schemes such as FORS may increase contract opportunities.

Choosing a Reversing Camera Kit can be complex with many types of camera system available, we aim to supply rear or side view reversing camera systems specified for your application. Call us on 01743 884888

Wired or Wireless Camera Systems Supplied or supply and installation

Monitor type and size

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In Cab Monitor Screen

The Monitor is the visual display screen where images produced from camera, video player,or DVR video signal can be seen.
Most vehicle camera kits we supply have Lcd colour TFT monitors.

Monitor size can be specified to suit your application, usually either a 5 inch or 7 inch screen size is specified.
Resolution specification determines image quality and therefore amount of detail that can be seen.
Camera monitors can be specified to replace the interior mirror though sometimes image size can be restrictive when using the mirror type monitor.
Late model vehicles may also incorporate a manufacturer fitted monitor screen already built in to the dash but may require factory dedicated camera equipment to be added.

Audio & Video Inputs
Single or Multiple AV Inputs.
Observation systems with multiple camera video inputs to a single monitor displaying quad images can be supplied particular useful for crop flow monitoring through agricultural harvesting machines or when side cameras are added to HGV truck and semi-trailer applications .
Monitors can be specified with selectable camera input to display the image from one camera only at a time. This is sometime less confusing to the operator.

Audio enabled monitors are available where sound monitoring of camera area is required.

Standard Box Camera

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Standard Rear Camera

Standard rear camera features:
Rugged camera casing in compact size allows easy mounting on flat surfaces.
Wide viewing angle and can be supplied in hardwired or wireless versions.

Infrared led's provide enhanced visibility in low light conditions or darkness

Some Cameras have a visor to protect from bright sunlight glare.
Sound enabled Cameras can provide audio relayed to the in cab monitor

IP rated for exterior mounting.

Typical applications for Standard Camera include reversing camera kits for HGV trucks, Municipal vehicles, Excavators, Wheeled loaders, Tractors and Agricultural machinery.

Cameras for Vans

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Van Over Door Camera

The Van over door cameras are designed to over come height and viewing angle problems on vans where mounting a standard truck type rear camera may cause the back of the rear van doors to obstruct part of the image.

Van High level brake light camera
The high level brakelight in certain vans may be replaced by a specially designed lamp incorporating the rear view camera.
High level brake light cameras are available for some Citroen Relay, Ford Transit, Fiat Ducato, Peugeot Boxer, Mercedes Sprinter, and VW Crafter van models.

Camera Kits for HGV Trucks

Reversing & Side Camera Kits for HGV Trucks

Link to Direct Vision Standard (DVS) ∓ Indirect Vision Standards notes
for freight truck deliveries in London
Blind spot Cameras
Audible alert for vehicle turning left
Close Proximity Sensors
Applies to Heavy Goods Vehicles over 12 tonnes gvw.
Applicable from 26th October 2020.

Other types of camera


Bullet style cylindrical cameras

Dome Cameras

Number plate surround mounted cameras

Discreet small sized cameras

Side mounted safety cameras for truck and trailer blind spot monitoring

Van rear door replacement brakelight cameras

Hard Wired v Wireless Camera Systems

Hard wired camera systems are more time consuming to install but do not suffer from interference

Wireless Camera Systems are quicker and easier to install. Analogue wireless cameras may suffer from interference and signal loss over long range therefore Digital Wireless Camera Systems are recommended.

Either type requires a power supply to camera and monitor

Camera Cable: type, length and connection

Screened cables help to shield and reduce interference which may disrupt picture quality.

Camera cables are available in a variety of lengths to suit vehicles ranging from a small car to a 60ft HGV and Drawbar trailer combination. Cables should be specified to as short as suitable for application to reduce signal losses

Camera cables often use either 4 pin aviation connector , RCA connector, or old type video-S connector.

HGV Susie cable camera leads for connecting articulated lorry tractive unit monitor system to semitrailer or drawbar trailer camera system available

Aftermarket Replacement Camera Systems

Aftermarket replacement camera systems may be retrofitted in addition to the original manufacturers system which may have failed but is too costly to repair for example on municipal vehicles and excavators

Safety Reversing Camera Monitor systems for 12 volt or 24 volt vehicle applications
Standard or Lcd colour monitor and camera systems for safe reversing risk reduction / load flow monitoring applications.

Digital Video Recording DVR Camera Kits

DVR vehicle safety recording system types available with

  • Multiple camera and audio inputs
  • Date / timestamped images
  • Google map geo location and gsm speed monitoring
  • Motion Detection
  • Password protected hard disk storage
  • Removable SD card storage media

DVR systems are often fitted inside the passenger compartment of buses and public service vehicles , black cab, taxi and private hire vehicle monitoring applications.

DVR camera system types may film then store video images on a hard drive or removable memory SD card.

To comply with Data Protection a warning notice should be displayed when using covert video recording surveillance camera systems to visually identify persons if monitoring public places to make persons aware of cameras.
Digital video recorders provides the deterrant of an electronic witness which may not be admissable where covert surveillance is used in contravention of Art.8 ECHR legislation.


Help defend against 'Crash for Cash' drivers

Dashcams can be hard wired in to vehicle electrics

Ultra Sonic Detection Systems

Applications as parking sensor and blind spot detection systems

Health and Safety Risk Assessment

Risk assessment   requires enhanced vehicle, operator and public safety by increasing visibility around the working area.
High visibility is particularly important for emergency ,utility, municipal & construction service personnel whom may be working at the roadside and at particular risk from fast moving road traffic.

Driver or operator vision can be improved when reversing or turning by fitment of  a vehicle monitor and cctv camera system which may be ignition switched to activate when the engine is running or switched by a reverse gear selection or camera switch. A monitoring system can also prove useful during loading / unloading and processing operation for example on Waste collection, tipping, combining, baling etc. where  material flow needs to be monitored.


Environment where cctv is to be fitted should be considered particularly in Agricultural, Construction, and Industrial applications.

Vehicle operating environments can often include:

  • Vibration
  • Dust
  • Temperature
  • Moisture and Water
  • Chemicals such as liquids, gases, fuel, oils, grease.
  • Interference from spurious electrical signals
  • IP Rating

    The IP rating of the camera kit is a two digit code referring to Ingress Protection against dirt dust and moisture. First digit of IP code refers to ingress protection against solids eg Dust. Second digit of IP code refers to Ingress protection against moisture. Higher the rating generally provides best protection. this website page last updated 19th February 2020 ©2000-2020